Boom! Soccer Team Scores 10 in Opener

Sophomore Jake Burkhardt tees off against Hazelwood East. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
bowmansj@sbcglobal.net

Talk about starting with a bang.

The Brentwood High School soccer team opened the season with a 10-0 victory over Hazelwood East on Tuesday in Brentwood. Their scheduled opener against Metro last week rained out.

Senior Ben Moran led the attack with three goals. Also scoring at least one apiece were Quinn Evans, Rayce Lynch, Seamus Saunders, Bradley Jones, Neal Bhattacharya and Cristian Sanchez.

Having beaten Hazelwood East 1-0 each of the past two seasons, Saunders was surprised at the rout.

“We weren’t really expecting it because for the past two years we won 1-0 and our goal would always come late in the game,” said Saunders. “So I’m assuming they just had a bunch of seniors last year. We were just out there moving the ball around. We weren’t expecting to score 10 on them.”

The Eagles, 1-0, scored eight goals in the first half. Goalkeeper Jordan McGehee earned the win.

Brentwood opens the conference schedule on Thursday, Sept. 4, at Bayless. The Broncos beat the Eagles 4-0 twice last season.

“Bayless is Thursday so that will be the real test,” said Saunders.

BHS Boys Varsity Soccer Schedule
Beat Hazelwood East 10-0
Thurs. Sept. 4, Bayless, away, 6 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 9, Bayless, home, 6 p.m.
Fri. Sept. 12, Crossroads, away, 4 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 16, Principia, away, 6 p.m.
Fri. Sept. 19, Hancock, away, 6 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 23, Valley Park, away, 4 p.m.
Wed. Sept. 24, Cleveland NJROTC, home, 4:30 p.m.
Mon. Sept. 29, Clayton, away 6 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 30, Crossroads, home, 6 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 1, St. Pius X-Festus, away, 4:15 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 6, McCluer, home, 4 p.m.
Tues. Oct. 7, Hancock, home, 6 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 10, Valley Park, home, 6 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 15, JFK, away, 6 p.m.
Thurs. Oct. 16, Liberty, home, 6 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 17, Windsor C-1, Imperial, away 6 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 21, Christian, home, 6 p.m.
Wed. Oct. 22, Desoto, away, 6:30 p.m.

All photos by Steve Bowman, from Hazelwood East game on Sept. 2

Sophomore Quinn Evans scores Brentwood’s first goal of the game and of the season.
Freshman Sean Reilly
Junior Eddie Wright
Junior Marcos Sanchez
Senior Rayce Lynch
Senior Michael McGrath
Senior Ben Moran
Junior Seamus Saunders
Senior Bradley Jones
Freshman Mahoto Sasaki
Sophomore Jimmy Thomas
Freshman Neal Bhattacharya
Celebrating one of Brentwood’s eight first-half goals is (from left) Bradley Jones, Alex Reidel and Ben Moran.
Sophomore Cristian Sanchez (right) and senior Noah Lee.
Noah Lee
Senior Michael Logan
Junior Alex Smoller
Jake Burkhardt
Quinn Evans
Michael McGrath
Rayce Lynch
Seamus Saunders
Mahoto Sasaki
Marcos Sanchez
Jimmy Thomas
Ben Moran eyes the goal during a penalty kick.
Jake Burkhardt
Neal Bhattacharya scores Brentwood’s seventh goal.
After making the score 7-0, Neal Bhattacharya (right) and Alex Reidel exchange smiles.
Noah Lee
Michael Logan considers passing to Marcos Sanchez.
Cristian Sanchez makes the score 8-0 in the first half.
Sean Reilly
Brentwood players laugh at a comment by Ben Moran (second from right) as they wait on the field for the start of the second half.

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